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Year : 2013  |  Volume : 45  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 399-400

Unexpected death due to cefuroxime-induced disulfiram-like reaction


Department of Forensic Medicine, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Tongji Medical College, Wuhan, Hubei, People's Republic of China

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Shaohua Zhu
Department of Forensic Medicine, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Tongji Medical College, Wuhan, Hubei
People's Republic of China
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DOI: 10.4103/0253-7613.114991

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Cefuoxime, a second-generation cephalosporin, is used in the treatment of Gram-positive infections. Here, we report a case cefuroxime-induced disulfiram-like reaction which led to sudden death of the patient.






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